Asus has reached an agreement with Boingo Wireless to bundle the WiFi hotspot operator’s software with new Asus Eee PC notebooks. Basically, if you pick up an Asus Eee PC 1005PE, 1008P, or 1201N, there’s good chance it will come preloaded with Boingo software for connecting to the 125,000 WiFi hotspots around the world.
Unfortunately, you’ll still have to pay if you actually want to use Boingo’s service. Access normally runs you $9.95/month for a US account or $59/month for global access. But if you sign up after purchasing a qualifying Asus Eee PC, you’ll get 50% off for the first three months. Of course, if you dont’ actually expect to use the service, there’s nothing stopping you from uninstalling the Boingo app. It doesn’t cost anything at all to do that.